Rwanda Gorilla safaris offer a golden chance for any one to visit the best place to track and see mountain gorillas in Africa. A safari to Rwanda coupled with the search for the beautiful mountain gorillas gives one a life time memory giving adventure. Rwanda mountain gorillas are found in the Volcanoes national park and were habituated by Dian Fossey for a long time till her death. Besides a mountain gorilla safari tour in Rwanda, you can visit various national wild life parks for wildlife such as Akagera and also tour genocide memorial stadiums as well as the various cultural museums. We offer several Gorilla tours in Rwanda ranging from short gorilla safari excursions to medium and long gorilla safari adventures in Rwanda.
To trek Gorillas in Rwanda you need a Rwanda gorilla permit to watch the gorillas in one of Rwanda`s gorilla groups. We always formulate new exciting gorilla trekking safari expeditions in Rwanda along side several African wildlife, Eco tourism, culture and community tours, nature walks not to mention historical,
Rwanda safaris featuring Gorilla tracking are highlighted by highly trained,caring,enthusiastic, dedicated but also highly informed safari guides that are any time ready to take you to various spectacular wildlife parks & reserves in Rwanda aboard our clean customised safari vehicles.
Vervet Safari and Tours Tanzania always ensures rescue services to our clients in case of any danger whilst on a safari with us no matter the distance or region. Needless to say no one wants to risk having a safari with a unreliable tour company that cant rescue you in case of danger or challenges whilst on a safari , this being our strength we are your ultimate safari company to guide you on your safari to Rwanda and Africa at large.
As reads our slogan,we always offer our clients the ultimate African Gorilla safari memory in Rwanda, as well other game viewing safaris in Rwanda with a greatly high standard service level to instill a permanent Africa safari memory in the hearts of all our customers
N.B Please note that Gorilla tracking permits in Rwanda is high price and are on high demand and get sold out quickly. We hence advised you to book your gorilla safari to Rwanda early enough (usually three months in advance)to avoid disappointments of missing out on permits as you cant go trekking gorillas in Rwanda without these permits.
Our safari driver will meet you on arrival at Kanombe international airport and drive you to Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest lodge/Mountain Gorilla view lodge/ Muhabura hotel.
This is a day you venture into the Virungas in search for the mighty gentle mountain gorillas ; You will wake up and have a morning breakfast, thereafter head to the briefing point with packaged lunch for official briefing on conduct while in the jungle during gorilla trekking. The time to be spent is unpredictable, depending on the movement of the gorillas and it may take about 4-5 hours. It is advisable to have packed lunch plus enough drinking water in-case of long hours of gorilla trekking. Rain jackets and pair strong walking jungle boots is highly recommended. On locating the gorillas, the experience is so exhilarating and will be well worth the trouble. Spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge.After lunch proceed to Lake Kivu where you will have dinner and overnight at Kivu Serena hotel/Kivu Sun Hotel /Bethanie guest house
After breakfast enjoy the shores of Lake Kivu with swimming or take a speed boat on the lake. After lunch drive back to Kigali ending your safari with a transfer to the airport to board your home flight.End of service
day one of our 4 Days Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking, You will be met by our driver/guide upon arrival at Kigali International Airport and be transferred to Kigali for a city tour including a genocide memorial site andGolden Monkey in Rwanda shopping of African art and craft. Later, proceed to Ruhengeri to enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is famous for. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Have an early breakfast and be transferred to Kinigi Park Headquarter for briefing before you start the trekking activity in the park. Trekking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, strenuous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming in contact with the great primates is well worth the effort. You spend one hour with the gorillas which is a truly amazing experience. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
This morning, you will participate in another adventure tracking the “Little Primates” of the Virungas, the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed by the IUCN as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be part of a select group of a maximum of 6 people, and the track will take most of the day. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel / Kinigi Guest House.
Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight back home. End of Safari Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences.End of service
You will be met by our safari guide and proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park. On your Chimpanzee in Nyungwe Forestl, you may decide to carry a guided nature walk. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House
Early start trekking for the chimpanzees, this can take anything from a few hours to a full day depending on where the chimpanzees are. It should be mentioned that it is not guaranteed to see the chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances in one day. There are several other primates in Nyungwe such as the Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey. Dinner and overnight Gisakura Guest House
You will have a long day’s drive to the foothills of the volcanoes that make up Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
You have two full days of gorilla trekking. Have an early breakfast and be transferred to Kinigi Park Headquarter for briefing before you start the trekking activity in the park. Trekking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, strenuous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming in contact with the great primates is well worth the effort. You spend one hour with the gorillas which is a truly amazing experience. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
This morning, you will participate in another adventure tracking the “Little Primates” of the Virungas, the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed by the IUCN as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be part of a select group of a maximum of 6 people, and the track will take most of the day. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight back home.
Upon arrival in Kigali, your professional driver guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel for a briefing and a welcome meal. Proceed for a city tour in the beautiful Kigali. Areas to visit include the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, local arts and crafts shops, Kigali Museum and learn the history of Kigali and Rwanda’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda, and Juru Park; one of the highest points in Kigali to have fantastic views of the city and its surrounding hills and countryside.
Have breakfast at the hotel and drive through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes to Akagera National Park. Relax as we wait for lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. Proceed with the southern game drive alongside the Lake Ihema circuit where a plenty of animals can be seen, including Elephants, Masai Giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and also many other mammal species. This game drive will also enable you to clearly view the gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies. In the evening, you can relax at the lodge poolside, or take evening walks around the hotel where you can see various bird species or participate in day-to-day local pastoral lifestyle.
Wake up early in the morning, grab a cup of tea/coffee and go for another game drive in the northern circuit of the park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern circuit where you will see hippos, crocodiles and even more wildlife than on the lake circuit. Return for full breakfast and then depart for Butare town with lunch at Kigali. The journey takes you through magnificent hills and cultivated countryside; we will stop along the way to visit the famous King’s Palace in Nyanza, and the art museum at Rwesero. Dinner and overnight stay in Butare.
Have breakfast and take an excursion to the National Museum of Rwanda, providing you with a deeper insight into Rwandan history and culture. Later proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park and arrive by lunch time. After lunch, you may go for Colobus Monkey trekking and hike through lush forests, endless, green tea fields and take in the stunning views of your surroundings. Dinner and overnight at accommodation within your budget.
Have breakfast enter Nyungwe forest in search for 13 primates species and over 300 bird species, making it a bird watcher’s paradise! Nyungwe Forest is one of the destinations in the world where you can see up to 13 primates species; these include chimpanzees, the Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, endangered golden monkeys and the Angolan black and white Colobus Monkeys among others. Nyungwe forest has huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals! This is a unique tourism phenomenon. Return to your lodge for lunch and relax at the lodge. You can relax after lunch or go for a cultural walk among the local communities where you will be entertained with local dance and drummer, and get to know more about the local cultures. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Take morning break fast and connect to Gisenyi town; a wonderful place to relax, having a captivating feel of a tropical beach resort due to its waterfront and sandy beaches and excellent views of Lake Kivu. After lunch, visit hot springs and relax at Lake Kivu shores in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay .
Rwanda Culture Have early breakfast and drive to Musaze District to Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village for a wonderful and interactive experience, learning all about Rwandan traditions, culture, songs and dance. You may also participate in the local activities and taste local foods and wines. You will spend the night here, in traditional houses and participate in Gitaramo, a cultural tradition of sharing stories, song and dance while sitting around a warm fire. Dinner and overnight.
Have early breakfast and transfer to Kinigi station for a 30 minutes briefing about mountain gorilla tracking. Tracking Gorillas is very strenuous and tiresome but meeting and staying with these giant apes is worth the effort. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 1 hour for observation and photographing. You can take a walk to Ruhengeri Market, providing you with an opportunity to see and buy local Rwandan fabrics, foods, arts and handicrafts. Dinner & overnight.
Have early breakfast at the lodge and enter the forest in search for Golden Monkeys and other primates. The trek will expose you to excellent birding and other primates like Colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and Grey Cheeked Mangabeys among others. After the trek, we can have a brief excursion to the spectacular panoramic views of the Twin Lakes; Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and the Virunga mountain chain.
Depart for Kigali after breakfast and if time allows, we shall have a stopover in Nyirangarama for a tour the Urwibutso Ecotourism Project. The Urwibutso Enterprise supports local farmers and contributes to social and economic development in the area, providing schools and education, creating jobs and opportunities, particularly for women, and training for farmers. This has made the community of Rulindo District one of the most self-sustainable communities in Rwanda and a role-model to others. Proceed to Kigali Airport for your scheduled flight back home
Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.